Fritz Donnelly began airing his short films on Public Access TV in Manhattan. His 30 minute weekly show, TO THE HILLS, was selected as one of 12 shows to be part of an avant-garde block of programs screened in a cinema, Anthology Film Archives in New York City.  Fritz released a DVD of 24 of his short films and sold over 3,000 copies on the streets of SoHo.  He was profiled as a “film guerilla auteur” in Black Book Magazine and was featured on the cover of The Independent Film and Video Monthly.

“Financial Advice,” Fritz Donnelly’s award-winning short film was liscened this summer by IFC and is currently featured on their website. Fritz recently hosted a special edition of Wallstrip, a web series for CBS. He has also played leads in two plays by Sara Ruhl, the Pulitzer Prize Finalist and winner of the prestigous Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. He edited Ann Hu’s second feature film Fei, produced by Ira Deutchman. Fritz produces a monthly screening series in Brooklyn that showcases the work of emerging filmmakers and video artists. A compilation of his short films, TO THE HILLS and TO THE HILLS 2, are being sold by Amazon.com and are carried in over 200 video stores throughout the North America. TO THE HILLS 2 was selected as one of 10 films in the From Here to Awesome showcase and will be distributed online and show theatrically in September.

In the past year Fritz performed a multimedia one-man comedy at the Actor’s Studio in Malaysia, and he was commissioned by the New Museum of Contemporary Art to make an interactive video installation. He just finished a 7 day showcase of films and performances at hiChristina in Manhattan’s Lower Eastside. His work was included in group shows at UCLA’s Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and in Athens, Greece. Fritz’s first book, How to Live the Good Life is under consideration at Knopf, an imprint of Random House.

Fritz herded cattle and grew alfalfa at Deep Springs college for two years before matriculating to Brown University. He graduated with a degree in Art/Semoitics and speaks five languages including, Spanish, French, and Mandarin Chinese.